Freedom Village Steps Up for Parkinson’s Awareness with Record-Breaking Initiative

Freedom Village Proudly Joins "Pump It for Parkinson's" InitiativeSubmitted Image

WEST BRANDYWINE, PA — In an inspiring show of community spirit and commitment, Freedom Village at Brandywine marked World Parkinson’s Day by joining the “Pump it for Parkinson’s” initiative led by the National Institute for Fitness and Sports. The local community rallied together, not only to raise awareness about Parkinson’s Disease but also to highlight the significant benefits of physical activity for those living with the condition.

Kim Ranck, the community life services director at Freedom Village, expressed excitement and pride in joining the global movement. “Participating in ‘Pump it for Parkinson’s’ is a powerful way for us to contribute to increasing awareness about Parkinson’s Disease and the critical role exercise plays in managing its symptoms,” Ranck stated.

Setting an ambitious goal of 30,000 steps for their first participation, the residents and staff at Freedom Village went above and beyond, achieving a staggering total of 367,322 steps throughout the day. This remarkable feat was the result of various scheduled activities, including morning walks around the community, lively line dancing sessions, and afternoon strolls in the picturesque “Village Green” courtyard.

Additionally, participants made good use of the community gym, counting their steps on treadmills and NuStep machines, contributing further to the impressive step count. This collective effort not only showcased the community’s dedication to the cause but also the potential of coming together to make a meaningful impact.

“We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the day. Surpassing our step goal was a testament to the energy, enthusiasm, and solidarity of our community,” Ranck added. “It’s been an honor to support such an important cause, and we look forward to continuing to promote health and wellness among our residents.”

The success of Freedom Village at Brandywine’s involvement in “Pump it for Parkinson’s” serves as an inspiring example of how communities can unite to make a difference in the lives of individuals affected by Parkinson’s Disease. Through active engagement and awareness efforts, Freedom Village has set a high bar for future initiatives, proving that every step counts in the fight against Parkinson’s.

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